Take This Hidden Gems Road Trip When You Want To See Some Little-Known Places In Arizona

We recently covered some of the best hidden gems in Arizona, so why not turn some of them into a road trip? This 7.5-hour journey leads to secret waterfalls, remote dinosaur tracks, and several other little-known places. Get ready for an epic adventure!

Click here for the customizable Google Map for the trip.

Would you take this road trip to the best hidden gems in Arizona? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! For more of the best hidden gems in Arizona, check out our previous article.

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Exploring Arizona

November 15, 2022

What are some of the top-rated natural attractions in Arizona?

These are some of the top-rated attractions in Arizona:

  • Monument Valley. This area is the quintessential picturesque Old West landscape seen in many Western movies and the Wile E. Coyote cartoons.
  • Canyon De Chelly National Monument. Ancient Native American cliff dwellings are set in the canyon walls that reach up to 1,000 feet high. They were constructed nearly 1,000 years ago.
  • Havasu Falls. Located on the Havasupai Reservation, these 100-foot-tall waterfalls with bright turquoise waters are among the top-rated waterfalls in America.

Here are several more of the top-rated natural attractions in Arizona

What are the best towns to visit in Arizona?

The best towns to visit in Arizona include:

  • Sedona. Known for its stunning red rock formations, this town has many attractions like Oak Creek Canyon and Slide Rock and is known for its natural beauty.
  • Tucson. As the first American city to be recognized as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Tucson has a lot of character and is famed for the Saguaro National Park. 
  • Jerome. This tiny town has become an enclave for artists and musicians in recent years and was once an old mining town and then a ghost town before it became revitalized. 

Take a look at this list of some of the other best towns to visit in Arizona

What are the best Old West attractions in Arizona?

These are some of the best Old West attractions in Arizona:

  • O.K. Corral. As the site of perhaps the most famous shootout in the Old West, this iconic location is where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday had a 30-second shootout with outlaws.
  • Boothill Cemetery. Some who died in the O.K. Corral shootout are buried here and the tombstones here have unique and sometimes whimsical epitaphs.
  • Oatman. Located on the famous Route 66, this ghost town was formed in 1915 as a boomtown due to a large gold deposit that was discovered here. It now houses several Old West attractions.

Find out more about these and several other Old West attractions in Arizona

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